Family Group Record
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Husband: Henry KLIPPERT
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       Birth: abt 1826       Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU (inferred)
  Emigration: 1846
Immigration: bet 1846-1848  Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
       Death: abt 1848       Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL (inferred)
     Illness: abt 1848       cholera
    Marriage: bef 1837       Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU (inferred)
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Wife: LOMPE
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       Birth: abt 1815       Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU (inferred)
Immigration: bet 1846-1848  Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
       Death: abt 1849       Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL (inferred)
      Burial: abt 1849       Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
     Illness: abt 1849       grief and homesickness
      Father: LOMPE
      Mother: Mrs. LOMPE (b bef 1835)
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Children
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1 F Elizabeth KLIPPERT (KLIPPER, CLISSPELL)
       Birth: 1837           Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU
Immigration: bet 1846-1848
Foster child: abt 1849       Bilstien
    Religion: 16 Oct 1849    German Methodist
      Census: 1850           Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
   Residence: 1850           home of John & Catharine Bilsted
      Census: 1850           Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
   Residence: 1850           home of Beilstein
       Death: 1908           Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL (inferred)
      Burial: 1908           Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
     Illness: 1910           skin cancer (this date needs to be
checked)
  Occupation:                farm wife
      Spouse: John RINCKEL (m aft 1849)
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2 F Barbara KLIPPERT (CLIPPETT)
       Birth: 1841           Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU (inferred)
Immigration: bet 1846-1848
Foster child: abt 1849       Kirkendahl
      Census: 1850           Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
   Residence: 1850           home of John & Rosena White
   Residence: 1850           home of Adam & Margaret Swefel
    Religion: 25 Jan 1857    German Methodist
       Death: abt 1916       Chicago, Cook Co. IL
      Spouse: George KIRKENDAHL (m 9 May 1861)
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3 M Henry KLIPPERT
       Birth: 1839           Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU (inferred)
Immigration: bet 1846-1848
Foster child: abt 1849       the Bricker family
    Religion: 7 Mar 1852     German Methodist
  Occupation: bet 1862-1879  blacksmith
  Occupation: 1879           farmer
       Death: 24 May 1885    Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL (inferred)
      Burial: aft 24 May 1885Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
      Spouse: Louisa (Louise) SAUTER (m 28 Dec 1862)
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4 F Katherine (Katherina; Cathrina; Catharine; Kathryn?) (Kate)
KLIPPERT (KLIPPER)
       Birth: 16 Dec 1843    Hesse Kassel, Germany DEU (inferred)
Immigration: bet 1846-1848  Warsaw, Hancock Co. IL
Foster child: abt 1849       the Swivel (Zwiefel?) family
   Residence: 1850           home of Adam & Margaret Swefel
    Religion: Nov 1855       German Methodist
   Residence: bet 1916-1931  700 7th Avenue, Peoria, Peoria Co.
IL
     Illness: bet 1929-1931  aortic stenosis
       Death: 28 Apr 1931    Peoria, Peoria Co. IL
      Burial: 1 May 1931     Peoria, Peoria Co. IL
      Spouse: NIEBERT (m bef 1916)
      Spouse: Fred BOHL (m bef 1916)
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Prepared 2 Nov 1999 by:
Janis Wilkens
3015 Hitching Post Lane
Rock Hill, SC  29732-8418
803.328.2734
[email protected]
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FAMILY NOTES
Marriage(1): Marriage date inferred from birth year of oldest child.
General(2,3,4): "There was one other child, a daughter, name unknown,
whom the mother left in
Germany.  After marrying there a man by the name of Henry Klippert, who
was the
only one of his family to leave the old country, she came with him and
their
four children to America in about 1846.  After visiting her mother in
Muscatine,
who afterward died of old age, she settled with her family in the Warsaw
bottoms, where land could be had very cheaply.  These were my paternal
great-grandparents." (Edith Clippert)

"Misfortune awaited them in Warsaw.  In a short time the father died of
cholera.
After managing as best she could with her four children for about a
year, the
burden of the work, together with grief for her husband and homesickness
for
Germany, proved too much and the children were left alone.  The mother
was
buried by friends in the old Warsaw cemetery behind where the first
large Warsaw
school stood, between 9th and 10th on Main Street.  No one ever
mentioned it
when I was going to school there, nor later until I was in my 40's or
50's and
inquired about the family.  The four children were taken by anyone who
would
have them." (Edith Clippert)

"The German crisis of the late 1840's did not . . . originate in the
industrial
sector, but started, as in all preceding centuries, with the misfortunes
of
agriculture.  A blight destroyed the potato crop of 1845 all over
northern
Europe, and in 1846 both the potato and grain crops were largely ruined
by
weather conditions. . . .  The general shortage drove the price of
staple foods
up by 50 per cent.  The distress suffered by the poor in rural areas was
grave,
but the privations of the urban poor were even more serious.  The crisis
made it
impossible for many peasants to keep up their compensatory payments for
liberation from feudal dues or for mortgages.  The flight from the
countryside
to the cities increased, only to swell the number of the unemployed,
which was
growing at the same time on account of the journeymen who were losing
their jobs
in the depression.  In 1846 the number of emigrants to the New World
jumped to
93,000 and in the following year went beyond 100,000 for the first time.
     "Yet compared to the masses of suffering people this emigration was
small."
(Holborn 16)

"When Americans began moving into Illinois, they avoided settling on the
prairies and stayed close to the
forests and rivers. In their minds land that did not grow trees could
not
possibly be fertile. They were also
dependent on the wood the forest provided for fuel, fences, tools, and
shelter.
Finally, the prairie was
very difficult to plow. The thick roots of the prairie grasses were
almost
impossible for their plows to cut."  (For more historical background on
Illinois
settlement, see
<http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/athome/1800/welcome.htm>
on the World Wide Web.)
 

HUSBAND NOTES: Henry KLIPPERT
Illness(9): However, Henry Klippert does not appear in the Warsaw
newspaper reports naming
the victims of cholera.
 

WIFE NOTES: LOMPE
Burial(14,15): "in the old Warsaw cemetery behind where the first large
Warsaw school stood,
between 9th and 10th on Main Street." (Edith Clippert) --Now known as
Peyton Cemetery.  There
is a ball field there now.  When Oakland Cemetery
was established in 1855, the remains of many persons from Peyton
Cemetery were reburied there.
(jbw)
 

CHILD NOTES: Elizabeth KLIPPERT (KLIPPER, CLISSPELL)
Birth(18,19,20): Birth year calculated from stated age at 1850 census.
Religion(22): Date of first appearance on church membership list.
Census(23): "Elizabeth Clisspell" age 13 - res. w/ John & Catharine
Bilsted or Bilsteu -
cooper; also 3 children, 3 younger men listed as coopers, & Edward
Rinkle (she
later married John Rinkel) age 19.  (1850 census)
Burial(28): Buried in Oakland Cemetery, next to her husband.
 

CHILD NOTES: Barbara KLIPPERT (CLIPPETT)
Birth(31,32): Birth year calculated from stated age at time of census.
Census(34): p 39:  "Barbary Clippett" age 9, from Germany - res. w/ John
(age 60, Eng.) &
Rosena (age 31, Germany) White - also John, age 9 (Missouri); p 79:
"Barbary Clippett" age 10; "Catharine" age 6; res. w/ Adam (age 33) &
Margaret (age 45) Swefel - blacksmith - fr. Germany.
Religion(22): Date of first appearance on church membership list.
Death(37): Death year inferred from stated age at death.
General(38,39): "Barbara, the second Klippert child, was taken by a
family named Kirkendahl.
She married George, a son of the family, and they had two children who
died in
infancy.  She survived her husband by a great many years and died in her
middle
70's in an old folks home in Chicago.  She visited Warsaw several times
when we
were children; Wilma remembers seeing her." (Edith Clippert)
 

CHILD NOTES: Henry KLIPPERT
Religion(22): Date of first appearance on church membership list.
Death(45,46,40): Edith's statement that Henry died in 1884 is apparently
in error, as his
obituary appeared in the paper in 1885.  "Died, Sunday, May 24, of heart
disease, Henry Klippert, aged 44 years,
11 months and 5 days.  He was born in Germany and came to this country
in 1848."
(Warsaw Bulletin)
Burial(40): Buried in Oakland Cemetery.
General(47): "Henry, my grandfather, was born at Hesse, Germany in 1839
and came to America
with his mother and father at the age of seven.  At the age of nine,
after his
parents' death, he was taken to be raised by a family named Bricker.
Queerly
enough I was able to learn less about my grandfather, how he was raised,
his
health, etc., than the others, and I know nothing about him until he
married
Louise Sauter, who became my grandmother." (Edith Clippert)
 

CHILD NOTES: Katherine (Katherina; Cathrina; Catharine; Kathryn?) (Kate)
KLIPPERT (KLIPPER)
Residence(53): p 79:  "Barbary Clippett" age 10; "Catharine" age 6; res.
w/ Adam (age 33) &
Margaret (age 45) Swefel - blacksmith - fr. Germany. (1850 census)
Religion(22): Date of first appearance on church membership list.
General(59,60): "Katherine, the youngest, I knew quite well in her 80's
but didn't think at the
time to question her about her early life and that of her brother and
sisters.
She was born at Hesse on December 16, 1843, and was raised by the
Swivels.  She
married twice, first a Mr. Neibert and second Fred Bohl, a widower from
Peoria.
He gave her a nice home and she lived in plenty the rest of her days at
700 7th
Avenue, Peoria, where I often visited while I was teaching for two years
in
Mackinaw from 1916-1918.  She was very kind to me and I loved to go
there.  At
that time she had lost her husband some years before and was grieving
over his
granddaughter, Emma, who had just lost her life by submitting to an
abortion
because her husband wanted no children.  Two grandsons of Mr. Bohl,
Louis and
Fred, visited there frequently too.

"Great-Aunt Kate passed away at her home in Peoria on April 29, 1931 at
the age
of 87." (Edith Clippert)